Creating an outdoor space that is as stylish as the interior of a home is something I strive for whenever I get the chance to design an outdoor living space. Here in the south an umbrella is an essential part of outdoor decor and can serve as a dominant design element.
In my latest high/low shopping post I’ve rounded up what seems to be a hot commodity for outdoor decorating– black & white striped umbrellas. Stripes are one of my favorite design details for a patio or deck and nothing beats a classic awning stripe design.
With temperatures on the rise and summer just around the corner, I’ve found four options to fit any budget. And you know I had to include some design inspiration for you as well.
BLACK & WHITE OUTDOOR INSPIRATION
How pretty is this white furniture with a black and white umbrella? And the blue and white planter adds the perfect finishing touch.
If you love a colorful outdoor space, black and white is the perfect companion to add impact but not take away from your color statement.
Surrounded by lush landscaping, black and white adds a dramatic and sophisticated Parisian vibe.
Now that you’re inspired, let’s go shopping…
HIGH/LOW OPTIONS: BLACK & WHITE STRIPED OUTDOOR UMBRELLAS
♦ BUDGET FRIENDLY: The wide stripe Round Black and White Stripe Umbrella from CB2 is a great value at $69.95. It measures 108″ in diameter, is made of spun polyester and has a classic shape with no details or embellishments. If you’re looking for a budget friendly option with more style details, I’d check out this cute black and white gingham umbrella with fringe
♦ MODERATELY PRICED: Home Depot has upped their game when it comes to stylish outdoor decor and they too sell a black and white striped umbrella. The Italian Bistro Umbrella cover is made in Italy, measures 7.5 ft (90″) diameter, has a three-position tilt and a wind vent. And the simple scallop detail is kind of cute. Although a bit smaller than the other styles, the price is affordable at just $169.00.
♦ HIGH STYLE: Ballard Design carries a similar style umbrella with more designer details and a higher price tag. For $349 you get a 9′ diameter classic black and white stripe umbrella made from UV-blocking, fade resistant Sunbrella fabric. The umbrella also has a tilt feature which allows you to position it for maximum sun protection. Also available in a 11″ diameter and additional colors.
♦ DESIGNER FIND: If your budget allows here’s an umbrella that has a lot of design detail. The Daiana Two-Tier Umbrella has a pretty scalloped edge and the top tier adds a unique design detail. This oversized umbrella rings in at $489, measures 102″ diameter and is made of Sunbrella fabric.
I don’t think I’ll every get tired of black and white outdoor decor. What about you?